Festival Benefits Equestrians with Special Needs

Some equestrians face a different set of hurdles. On Saturday, March 10, Douglas Elliman CEO Dottie Herman, President and COO Scott Durkin, COO of Florida Brokerage Gus Rubio, Stephen Larkin Vice President of Douglas Elliman Public Relations and Managing Broker, Wellington, Palm Beach and Jupiter Don Langdon ponied up with Grand Prix Show Jumping Champion Georgina Bloomberg and Give Back for Special Equestrians to spur donations and awareness for children and veterans with disabilities during the Douglas Elliman Winter Equestrian Festival $384,00 Grand Prix.

More than $15,000 was raised at the lavish ringside competition and galain Wellington, Florida for Give Back for Special Equestrians www.giveabuckeq.org a nonprofit 501C3 whose mission is to provide equine assisted and therapeutic horseback riding scholarships in Florida and in New York for those facing some of life’s most difficult challenges like Autism, paralysis, Spina Bifida and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Douglas Elliman’s Ms. Herman presented the winning trophy of the $384,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix to rider Daniel Coyle of Ireland aboard his mount, Cita. Afterwards Mr. Durkin, a passionate horsemen, welcomed guests and introduced Dr. Heather Kuhl, who joined Sissy DeMaria and Isabel Ernst in founding the all-volunteer charity, to begin the evening’s program.

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